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PerformingView – May 16

A Time to Perform in May
By Kaye Osborn

We live in a place where the Arts are thriving! So many opportunities for everyone! My friend, Debbie Soro, had a dream of bringing the play, The Sirens to Gallo Center for the Arts. She held auditions and cast an amazing group of actors. The Sirens is a play that chronicles five women and their struggles with physical and psychological abuse and violence. The play is based on real interviews with victims of domestic violence by the playwright, Darrah Cloud. Ms. Cloud also interviewed police officers, attorneys, social workers and counselors at women’s shelters-all being agents in supporting survivors and affecting change.

The show provides an intense look at the problems of domestic violence and illustrates that abuse knows no boundaries. It is present across all socio-economic levels, all races, genders, ages, and types of relationships. The proceeds from the shows will be used as a fundraiser for The Haven Women’s Center of Stanislaus County. Performances will be in the Foster Family Theater Thursday, May 5 and Friday, May 6 at 7:30 PM. Thursday night’s show will be interpreted for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing. This is a collaborative effort between HARRT, Haven, Delta Kappa Gamma International Society, AAUW and The Ending the Culture of Violence Committee. Debbie received two grants to fund the production. Friday night will be a 6 PM reception to honor the founders of Haven, Pat Paul and Yvonne Allen. Please support this courageous cause! Spread the word!

Here’s what is also Happening in Our Neck of the Woods

Gallo Center for the Arts
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Saturday, May 7 at 2 PM and 8 PM
Sunday, May 8 at 2 PM

Sunday, May 15 at 7 PM

The Portuguese Kids, Comedy for a Cause
Thursday, May 19 at 7 PM

Modesto View Clean Comedy Competition
Friday, May 20 at 8 PM

Prospect Theater Project
Reader’s Theater with a reception before the show and talk back after the show
A Steady Rain
2 PM



About the Author:

Kaye Osborn retired from Lakewood School in 2009. She taught Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing children for 34 years. Kaye continues directing the Lakewood Youth Theater and teaching the Lakewood Sign Club. She teaches American Sign Language at Modesto Junior College as well as a two-week Young Writers Camp held every summer at CSUS. Kaye is the Parliamentarian of the McHenry Museum docents. She loves giving school tours at the museum. Kaye is also involved in Delta Gamma Kappa, Epislon Nu. She is passionate about exercise and life. Her dream when she retired was to work out more everyday. You can find her morning, noon and night taking classes, teaching Zumba or playing disc golf. Her husband Jerry (of 39 years), also a retired educator, enjoys cooking gourmet meals, riding his bike or playing disc golf. On a weekly basis, Kaye and Jerry enjoy volunteering in their daughter’s kindergarten class in North Highlands. Being grandparents to a bubbly, adorable little boy named Glen, who was seven in March and to a sweet, lovable almost 4-year-old Charlotte, is the BEST! Kaye adores her family: Amanda, her husband Nate, Glen and Charlotte live in Fair Oaks and Megan, an 8th grade math teacher, her husband Art, and their dogs live in Modesto. Kaye is a recipient of numerous teaching awards including 2015 Outstanding Woman of the Year, Stanislaus Arts Council Excellence in Arts Education, Stanislaus County Teacher of the Year, Rotary Club Elementary Teacher of the Year and the Girl Scouts World of the Arts Excellence Award.